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About Jessi – Certified Instructor, Asheville, NC

Jessi Herr Certified Pilates Instructor in Asheville NC
I fell in love with Pilates in 1999 in Seattle, Washington. Having participated in yoga, sports and dance, nothing had ever given me the satisfaction and the empowerment that Pilates does.  Pilates was especially important to me after the birth of my first child.  Surprised and humbled by my postpartum weaknesses, I had to learn to recruit and re-train deep support muscles.  Strengthening my upper back and deep abdominal muscles hastened my recovery and reduced my aches and pains.

In 2003 I completed a 9-month Professional Pilates Teacher Certification program at Mind & Body Studio, in Seattle.  I began teaching mat classes and privates, specializing in–but not limited to–Pre & Postnatal training.

Previously a Postpartum Doula,  I love working with moms and babies in  Pre-natal Pilates classes. I have worked with many clients individually throughout their pregnancies, and then postpartum.  Additionally I enjoy teaching private group classes to small groups of women friends with their babies.

I also work with senior clients, athletes, dancers, specific injuries, and the general public in my private studio.

I am a certified, professional Pilates instructor, trained in the Mat work, as well as on Pilates apparatus including the Universal Reformer, Wunda Chair, Trapeze Table, Step Ladder Barrel, and Magic Circle.  I am available for private, semi-private, and group instruction in the Asheville area.

I am a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (www.pilatesmethodalliance.org) whose mission is to establish and maintain education standards for Pilates Professionals.

I live in Woodfin with my husband–an acupuncturist–Josh, our two children, two huge cats, one tiny dog, and a Golden Retriever.